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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 October 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 October 2017

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General Studies – 1;



Topic:   Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India) 

1) Affordability and cleanliness are the twin pillars of Responsible Tourism. Analyse the impact of these focus areas on Tourism suggesting additional priority areas. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure 

2) Interlinking of river waters is a complex process influenced by Centre State Coordination and technical sign offs. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary  

3) What is an ‘open court’ system of justice administration? Audibility and access to court proceedings necessarily impact tangible transparency. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


 Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 

4) Despite a dedicated law penalising sexual harassment at workplace, deeper yet fundamental issues plague the reporting of incidents across private and government sectors. Comment. (200 Words)



Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy. 

5) A dedicated bureaucracy is crucial to continuity of administration and informed development. Comment in the light of demand for separate all India services cadres by northeastern states. (200 Words)

The Wire

General Studies – 3


Topic: Economics of animal rearing

6) Discuss the contours of the economics of milk production in India.(200 Words)



Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 

7) Discuss the key constraints facing the information technology sector in a highly competitive global market scenario and the role of state and union governments in the growth of IT sector in India. (200 Words)



Topic:  Storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints

8) Based on Karnataka’s pioneering agricultural output marketing reforms, discuss challenges and prospects of agricultural market reforms in India. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions

9) The greater good principle is not necessarily an ethical one. Giving suitable examples, elucidate the limitations of utilitarianism. (150 Words)